Posts Tagged "autism"

Autism affects you too…not just the 1 in 42 boys diagnosed

Autism affects you too…not just the 1 in 42 boys diagnosed

When I saw this newly released statistic I cried….not only for the children but for the 1 in 42 mothers, who just like me five short years ago, received the news that their child has autism. I remember feeling like I was free falling into a deep black hole.  You can read more about that day here: Sammy and the day of his autism diagnosis.  I knew very little about autism at the time but I knew for sure our lives would never be the same. I now know that what seemed like at the time a devastating turn of events, took us on a journey that would forever change our lives and actually ended...

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Sammy’s Gluten-Free Lunch Box

Sammy’s Gluten-Free Lunch Box

Only a few fleeting moments… For only a few fleeting moments they stay like this…in restful slumber…precious, sweet and fairly easy to feed. I breastfed all my children so the first six months of their life were simple when it came to food…no bottles to wash, no formula to prepare. It was simple and easy for me. Even once they started on solids, it wasn’t too bad. Now, when it came to changing Sam’s diet at 2-1/2 years (after his autism diagnosis), which included removing gluten, dairy, soy, egg, color dye, all additives and preservatives and switching to...

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New Products at the Gluten Free Allergen Free Expo in San Francisco

New Products at the Gluten Free Allergen Free Expo in San Francisco

February 2013 The Gluten and Allergen-Free Expo came for the first time to San Francisco this February 9th and 10th attracting well over 2000 visitors. It was awesome to be in at an event where all the food is gluten-free. I enjoyed some old favorites and sampled a vast selection of new GF products. Sammy, my six and half year old gluten and dairy-free son, and I had a great time reviewing and judging the new products. As a wellness coach, I have to start out by saying that I am not an advocate of eating processed foods on a regular basis. I did not lose over 60 pounds and resolve my long...

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Welcome to Thriving GFCF

Welcome to Thriving GFCF

Welcome to my Thriving GFCF blog. I am doing this for two reasons. First to share information and resources with other GFCF people but also to document and share my GFCF journey. Therefore, sometimes I will post about the past but other times, I will post about something current so bare with me. I hope you find it all interesting and inspiring. A GFCF diet has changed the quality and course of my life and that of my son, Sammy (now five years old). For those who are new to GFCF, I will start by explaining the diet. “GF” stands for “Gluten Free” – gluten being...

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